Nelson Marlborough Health (NMH) position statements are high-level statements about key health topics. The statements reflect relevant Government policy and best-evidenced practice, with an indication of NMH's role in relation to the topic.

This page also includes a selection of NMH policy statements of public interest or that are relevant to our community partners.


NMH position statement snapshots

Alcohol: NMH will undertake to reduce alcohol-related harm through a number of strategies.

Community water fluoridation: NMH endorses community water fluoridation as an important measure in the maintenance of oral health, the prevention of tooth decay and the reduction of health inequalities.

Smoking: NMH aims to reduce the tobacco-related harm experienced by people within Nelson Marlborough.

Sugar-sweetened beverages: NMH endorses plain water as the first choice of drink for children and adults

Warm homes and clean heating: NMH is committed to highlighting the adverse health impacts of cold housing and air pollution.